How to Freeze Butter

Can you freeze butter? You might be surprised that you can!

how to freeze butter

I love to bake a lot, and one of my staples of baking is butter. I admit that I’m guilty of starting to measure out everything, I’m almost ready to mix, and only then do I turn to the fridge and find we are out of butter and I have no alternatives in the house. So when I see butter on sale, I try to stock up and put some in the freezer to keep for when I get in a baking mood.

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How to freeze butter couldn’t be any easier. Simply keep your butter in its original packaging, place it in a freezer-safe bag or container, and put it in the freezer! It is as simple as that. Don’t forget to put the butter inside a freezer-safe bag though because the butter can absorb the smells and tastes of other things in the freezer, which is not a good thing. Not that I know from experience or anything.

When you are ready to use your butter, just thaw it in the refrigerator, or you can use it straight from the freezer if very cold butter is needed for a specific recipe.

Not a fan of butter? Check out our list of baking substitutions you can use instead!

How to Freeze Butter

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  • Butter
  • Freezer bag or container


  1. Keep the butter in its original packaging, and place it inside a freezer-safe bag or container.
  2. When needed, you can thaw butter in the fridge, or use it directly from the freezer if a specific recipe needs very cold butter.


Butter can keep in the freezer for up to 6 months.




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About Michelle

Michelle is married to her college sweetheart David and together they have a beautiful daughter and a cute puppy. She has a love for baking, breakfast foods and presenting her daughter’s lunch in creative ways. In her personal blog, Creative Food, she shares fun and creative bentos and lunches that she makes for her daughter.